If you find yourself tossing and turning in the middle of the night, your mind racing with everything on your to-do list for the next day, you may need a weighted blanket in your life. Weighted blankets are a natural way to reduce stress and increase relaxation, but they also help with so much more.

Medical Benefits

Anxiety and insomnia may be the most obvious issues a weighted blanket can help address, but they can also be useful in Alzheimer’s or dementia care. The heaviness of the blanket provides gentle pressure, which causes the body to produce serotonin (which is low in Alzheimer’s patients). Weighted blankets are also shown to benefit people with sensory processing disorders like autism, and are calming for those with ADHD.

About the Blanket

Weighted blankets are designed to be 10% of your body weight—and this blanket from YnM comes in several weights and colors. The weighted layer is non-toxic and odorless, as well as machine washable on a gentle setting. Unlike some weighted blankets that use plastic pellets for weight, this model uses sand pellets, which are more comfortable and conform to the body.

YnM Weighted Blanket available from Amazon